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10.10.2023 MSCL Colloquium – Dr. Jan Lüdert

We would like to invite you to our colloquium, “Practicing Transatlantic Science and Knowledge Diplomacy: The German Center for Research and Innovation New York” on October 10th at 13:00 (CET).

The German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York, as part of a global network of research and innovation centers, was established with the goal of strengthening Germany’s reputation as a land of research, science, and innovation and by providing a platform for leaders in science, technology, and the humanities to deepen transatlantic exchange and collaboration. The DWIH New York thereby offers a unique opportunity to assess practices of science and knowledge diplomacy generally and those that have been established in a transatlantic context more specifically.

Dr. Lüdert will give us a practitioner´s perspective on the evolving field of science and knowledge diplomacy. The talk will a) offer a brief outline of the historical and political context of establishing a global network of German Centers for Research and Innovation (DWIH); b) discuss normative and practical importance as instances of both science and knowledge diplomacy for establishing academic freedom and exchange between researchers, policymakers, and industry; c) illustrate the day-to-day praxis of the DWIH New York through highlighting the work of the center.

Finally, he will invite a discussion on the importance of fostering science and knowledge diplomacy, considering contestations to the liberal order, academic freedom, and science skepticism, amongst others.

Dr. Jan Lüdert is Head of Programs at the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York City. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (UBC), holds a Harvard Kennedy School Public Leadership Credential, a First-Class Honors MA in International Relations from the Australian National University, and a BA in Public Policy from Hamburg University for Economics and Politics.

He previously served as an Associate Professor at the City University of Seattle, where he was the inaugural Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Lüdert held positions as Visiting Research Scholar at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at City University of New York’s Graduate Center as well as a Research Associate with the DFG ‘Dynamics of Security’ project at Philipps Marburg University. He is an alumnus of Seattle’s World Affairs Council Fellows and UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues Scholar programs.

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